What does your brother do?Don't know what I will do. So disappointed in loss of range, no ramp, and a major price increase. I had high hopes from @Crissa that us early adopters would not be gouged. I can intellectually absorb a portion of the price increase to inflation and technological improvements not on the introduction. **
Trimotor reserved. Cannot justify well over $100,000 for a f---ing truck (once you add the upgrades like laser light and whatever else, plus sales, property taxes every year) on a vehicle that will depreciate; regardless of the word of Tesla Fanbois. Maybe, maybe, (unlikey) if the range had lived up to the promise. This is why Musk said that they dug their own grave with Cybertruck. I won’t live long enough to get anywhere near the use our of that much cash lay out.
This was to be a revolutionary, affordable vehicle for the average person and accelerate us to a sustainable future. Just like the Delorian DMC-12, which was supposed to be a $12,000 sports car for the people that debuted at over twice the promised price, Cybertruck comes out with an eye-popping sticker. I almost puked (seriously) when seeing the price. Call me disillusioned.
My brother said, "You only live once." Not much longer if my wife knows the cost of the truck. My brother also makes over 5 times my annual salary of a nurse living in the Midwest.
Since I am 425,000 in line I will have a couple of years to decide unless so many people cancel their reservations due to the new and unimproved vehicle cost.
** One last time, Midgate was NEVER promised, so you folks just get a reality check. Just like I am with the cost.
Very heavy sigh.
Pharmacist by education, currently working in a technical aspect to integrate computer systems for retail pharmacy needs. Salary plus bonus. There is no such thing as a bonus in hospital nursing. Hell, we don't even get a $20 gift card for the holidays to buy a turkey since the pandemic started.What does your brother do?
Me? No way. I’m still dual/“AWD” or nothing (depending on eventual price when I’m contacted).I initially reserved the Dual Motor trim but I have decided to switch to the $61k RWD trim. Even though I can afford to purchase the AWD version I just can’t justify spending $80k on a depreciating asset such as a vehicle. Adding a few tasty options plus sales tax and registration would easily put my OTD price around $90k.
The RWD version will still offer all of the features I love about the CT and I can easily get by with 250 miles of battery range and a 7500 pound towing limit.
RWD buyers still get a virtually dent and rust proof SS exterior, adjustable air suspension, practical 6‘ bed with a durable tonneau cover, steer-by-wire steering, RWS, Tesla’s newest battery cell technology, borosilicate shatter proof glass, minimalist interior, powered frunk, etc.
Delaying my purchase for a 2025 model also allows Tesla to work out the first year teething issues that any brand new model encounters. Tesla may also offer improvements during the first year of production.
I‘m curious to hear if any other DM reservation holders are doing the same and why.
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In 2019 the price listed for a RWD was $400 more than a standard Model 3.I’m with you on that, it does seem like we are now seeing what the CT really is.
It never was a work truck or a cheap truck, it was always going to be a feature rich Tesla. The unrealistic part was EM setting a too low price.
I too thought $80k for a truck? At least until I checked the cost of all those V8 powered, high trim trucks from the others. The comparison becomes more realistic.